18 seater bus plunges into river in Ondo

An 18 seater bus on Sunday plunged into the Owena River on the Akure Ondo road in Ondo State.

An eye witness account stated that the driver of the bus who was coming from the Ondo town axis and heading toward Akure lost control as a result of speeding and plunged into the river.

The witness further revealed that  five of the including a were rescued and taken to the hospital by motorists and men of the Federal Road Safety (FRSC).

The witness added that some of the lost their lives at the scene of the accident.

Mr Ahmed Hassan, Ondo State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Coprs (FRSC), confirmed the incident to the News of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Akure.

Hassan, however, stated  that the number of casualties had yet to be ascertained.
He added that men of the command were still at the scene of the accident.
“Yes, there is an accident where a bus plunged into the Owena River and our men are still at the scene for rescue, we cannot ascertain the number of people that died survived for now,” he said. (NAN)